Ever since I started a new position…
I have not been taking care of myself as much as I’d like. What I mean by that is eating healthy and exercising regularly. Now that I’ve settled in somewhat, I am starting to get back to these basics.
But I’m still not satisfied with how much I am doing. This past weekend, I went to a friend’s party and I wore a dress and dolled up. I looked at myself in the mirror.
Truth be told – I looked Good
I liked the way my eyes shined with the makeup I applied. I liked the way my skin looked fresh. But instead of appreciating myself, my hand slipped down to my stomach and I pinched the fat. I could feel my face falling into disappointment.
After that, I went to the party with a chip on my shoulder. I was conscious – thinking and chiding myself for not eating healthy and exercising enough.
You Look Beautiful…
I was snacking and having a drink, when some guy started to chat with me. Somewhere in the middle of our conversation, his eyes got gooey and he said in a silky voice, “You’re so beautiful. Are you single?”
I immediately blushed. I realized in that very moment that I needed to embrace my own body and self. I’m not perfection personified and while I do feel I need to focus more on eating healthy and exercising, beauty is a state of mind. No matter how I looked, I should always feel beautiful.
If someone else found me attractive the way I am, why the heck do I not feel this way for myself?
This leads me to ask you…
Do you feel comfortable with your own body and skin? Please share with me in the comments.